Chris begins his first season with Chicago after signing as a minor league free agent with the club in January of 2014 … the 2009 N.L. Rookie of the Year owns a .270 batting average (383-for-1,419) with 82 doubles, 13 triples, 21 home runs and 117 RBI in 393 career major league games with the Miami Marlins (2009-13)....Named the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year after hitting .321 (162-for-504) with 31 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 128 games...Named the National League Rookie of the Month for August after leading the Majors with 47 hits...Has struck out just 265 times while drawing 134 walks in 1,582 total big league plate appearances...In 2008, was named to the Southern League mid and post season All-Star teams, was a Baseball America First Team Minor League All-Star and a Baseball America Double-A All-Star...Is a career .293 hitter (462-for-1,578) with 259 runs, 105 doubles, 18 triples, 31 home runs and 238 RBI in 428 minor league games...Participated in the 2007 Futures Game in San Francisco as a starter, going 0-for-1 with a walk for Team USA...Earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors while with Single-A Greensboro during the year...Originally selected by the Marlins in the first compensation round (36th) overall of the 2006 draft out of the University of Mississippi...Is a 2006 graduate of East Lake (Fla.) High School.
Went to spring training with CHI...Was traded to OAK on 2/25...Batted .146 in 51 games before being traded back to CHI on 6/9...Posted a .391 OBP in 48 games with CHI...Made 73 starts between both teams: 26 in LF, 16 at 2nd base, 15 each at 3rd base & RF and 1 at 1st base...Had 2 DL stints: 7/3-28 (rib cage strain) and 8/17-31 (right rib contusion)...Batted .333 (11-33) with a .476 OBP in his final 14 games...Reached base in 13 of 19 plate appearances, 9/21-27...Appeared in 9 postseason games, including a start in RF in Game 1 of the World Series
In his first year in the organization, Chris spent the majority of the season with Chicago after he was selected from Triple-A Iowa, May 3...Hit .283 (109-for-385) with 28 doubles, five triples, nine homers and 41 RBI in 125 games...His nine home runs tied his career high from his rookie 2009 season with the Marlins ... had 385 at-bats in 2014 compared to 504 in 2009...Was just six RBI shy of tying his career high (47), done in 2009...Recorded eight go-ahead RBI and four game-winning RBI...Played 101 games (91 starts) in left field ...Played four games (one start) in right field...Recorded a .978 fielding percentage (4 E/180 TC) and had five outfield assists...Hit .294 (87-for-296) with seven home runs against right-handed pitching ...Had a .247 average (22-for-89) with two homers off lefties...Twice matched his career high with four hits: July 7 in Cincinnati and September 20 vs. Los Angeles (N.L.)...In 61 games from the leadoff spot, hit .274 (66-for-241) with 27 RBI...Belted a lead-off home run, September 20 vs. the Dodgers, as part of his third-career multi-homer effort and a career-high tying four hits ...Second homer was a two-run game-winner in the eighth...Hit his second lead-off homer in a five-game span, September 26 at Milwaukee ...Has eight-career leadoff blasts...Batted .396 (42-for-106) with 22 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, four homers and 17 RBI in 31 games from June 30-August 6 ...Walked 15 times compared to 14 strikeouts...Recorded a 1.122 OPS in that stretch, the highest mark in the majors...Four times tied his career high with three RBI: July 12 vs. Atlanta, August 23 vs. Baltimore, September 16 vs. Cincinnati and September 20 vs. the Dodgers...Homered in both games of a doubleheader, July 8 in Cincinnati ... that capped a season-high nine-game hitting streak that started June 30, in which he batted .452 (14-for-31)...Tied his career high with four-straight games with an extra-base hit, July 10-13 ...He turned the trick twice in 2009 with the Marlins...Reached safely in a season-high 12-straight games, July 10-27...After hitting .257 (28-for-109) in August, rebounded to bat .318 (28-for-88) in September...Began the year with Iowa, and hit .243 (17-for-70) with five doubles, six RBI, six stolen bases, 13 walks and a .379 on-base percentage in 24 games.
Chris appeared in 70 games with the Marlins, hitting .256 (50-for-195) with 10 doubles, three triples, one home run and 10 RBI despite missing nearly three months with an injury...Was on Miami's 15-day D.L. from June 9-September 1 with irritation in his right calf...Played 12 rehab games with Single-A Jupiter and Triple-A New Orleans, batting .282 (11-for-39) with one home run and five RBI...Posted a .333 batting average (9-for-27) against southpaws compared to a .244 mark (41-for-168) against righties...Was hitting .381 (8-for-21) with five RBI in five June games before his right calf injury...Batted just .215 (14-for-65) in 19 games after being activated from the disabled list..Was 28-for-75 (.373) with seven doubles with no outs in an inning...Clubbed his lone homer of the season, May 28 at Tampa Bay, going 2-for-4 with the clout and a season-high three RBI...Recorded a career-high tying four hits twice: June 2 vs. the Mets and September 9 vs. Atlanta...Enjoyed a season-best 10-game hitting streak from May 25-June 3, batting .429 (18-for-42) with eight RBI...Was non-tendered by the Marlins and became a free agent, December 2.
Traveled between Triple-A New Orleans and Miami two times after appearing on Marlins' Opening Day roster...Prior to being optioned to New Orleans on April 29, hit .118 (3-for-34) with one double and two RBIs in 19 games...Returned from NOLA on May 20 and appeared in 20 games with a .153 average(9-for-57), seven runs scored, one home run and eight RBIs...Tied a career high with three RBIs on May 25 vs. San Francisco, connecting on a two-out, sixth-inning home run off Tim Lincecum...Played in 84 games for Zephyrs, batting .284 (90-for-317) with 42 runs scored, 21 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 31 RBIs, 46 walks to 44 strikeouts, a .375 OBP, and 10 steals in 12 attempts...Hit third in 81 of 84 games with a .286 average (89-for-311)...Posted a .338 mark (25-for-74)in first inning...Had four multihit games with Miami, including three two-hit games over a span ofseven contests from May 27-June 3, during which he batted .304 (7-for-23) with four runs scored and three RBIs.
Went on 15-day disabled list on June 17 with left knee inflammation. On DL untilAugust 19, when he was recalled from rehab, reinstated and optioned to triple-ANew Orleans...Had two of Club's three leadoff home runs; April 22 at Colorado and June 11 vs.Arizona. Now has six career leadoff home runs...Recorded a season-high four hits on April 6 at Washington, tying a career high (fifthtime)...Hit two home runs on April 25 vs. Dodgers to mark second career multi-home rungame (also August 27, 2009 vs. Mets)...Tied career-high with three RBI on April 20 vs. Pittsburgh and again on April 27 vs.Dodgers. Now has three RBI in a game six times in career...Tied Club record with three doubles on April 6 vs. Washington (18th time).
Began the season on the Marlins Opening Day roster, the first of his career ... Over the first 23 games posted a .180 average (16x89) with 10 runs scored and four RBI. FromMay 6 to the All-Star break hit .300 (73x243) with 45 runs scored, 20 doubles, three triples, fivehome runs and 24 RBI ... Tied a career-high with four hits on June 11 in Tampa. Marked the fourth time in his career andfirst of the season. Last had four hits on September 17, 2009 at Cincinnati ... Also on June 11 at Tampa, tied a club record with four runs scored ... In the month of June, led the National League in on base percentage (.463) and ranked secondin average (.377) ... His 40 hits tied for the most-ever by a Marlins player in June; Hanley Ramirez had 40 hits in 2009.Coghlan's 30 runs were the most-ever in Marlins history in the month, and his .377 average wasthe 2nd-highest June average by a Marlins player (min. 100 PA), behind Mark Kotsay's .383 inJune, 2000 ... Hit in a season-best 12 straight games from May 30-June 12. Hit .510 (26x51) over the streak withseven doubles, three triples, one HR and six RBI ... Connected for first leadoff home run of the season on June 1 against Milwaukee. Marked fourthleadoff home run of his career, with the last on August 27, 2009 vs. New York ... Hit second home run of the season on May 16 vs. New York, a pinch hit homer off FernandoNieve. Marked his second career PH home run, with the other coming on July 24, 2009 at LosAngeles ... Appeared in only seven second-half games, collecting seven hits in 26 at-bats ... Suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee on July 25. Placed on the 15-day Disabled list on July 27,retroactive to July 26, with the tear. Transferred to the 60-day DL on September 19 ... Underwent successful surgery to repair the tear on August 11 by Dr. Lee Kaplan.
Started the season at triple-A New Orleans, where he batted .344 (33x96) with nine doubles, atriple, three home runs and 22 RBI in 25 games for the Zephyrs. Had contract selected on May 8and made his Major League debut that night in Colorado, making the start at second base andgoing 2x4 at the plate...Became the third Marlin to win National League Rookie of the Year honors, joining HanleyRamirez (2006) and Dontrelle Willis (2003)...Ranked sixth in the National League in batting with his .321 average and led all Major Leaguerookies in average, runs (84), hits (162), doubles (31), total bases (232), multi-hit games (51), onbasepercentage (.390) and OPS (.850). Led all NL rookies in slugging percentage (.460) andranked second in extra base hits (46), third in walks (53), and fifth in triples (6) and RBI (47)...Became just the eighth ML rookie in the last 50 years to hit .321 or better and first Marlins rookieever to hit over .300 for a season...Led all NL leadoff hitters and ranked tied for second in the Majors with a .336 average (150x446),while also leading the NL with his .397 on-base percentage...In 56 games prior to the All-Star break, he batted .245 (49x200) with 30 runs scored, 10 doubles, atriple, two home runs and 15 RBI. After the break, boasted a NL -leading .372 (113x304) averagewith 54 runs, 21 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 32 RBI in 72 games. Led all MajorLeaguers with 113 hits in the second half of the season and was one of only three ML players with100+ hits after the break (Derek Jeter-102, Ryan Braun-100)...His 113 hits were the most by any NL player since Juan Pierre in 2004 and tied for the most in theNL in the last 45 years. His hit total was tied for the most ever by a NL rookie and the fourth-mostby a rookie in Major League history. He became the first NL rookie in ML history, and fourth overall,to lead the Majors in hits after the All-Star break, joining Ichiro (109; 2001), Nomar Garciaparra(105; 1997) and Dale Mitchell (129; 1947)...Became the first rookie in 25 years to have 150+ hits while playing in 130 or less games: KirbyPuckett, 1984 (165 hits, 128 games)...Named National League Rookie of the Month after leading the Majors with 47 hits in August.Became the first NL rookie to post 47+ hits in a single month since Wally Moon had 52 in July of1954...Hit.382 in September, second in the NL, and led the Majors with 47 hits. He was just the third rookiein the last 30 years to lead the Majors in hits in September (Hanley Ramirez-43 in 2006; DaveStapleton-45 in 1980). Marked the first time since 2005 any ML player had 47+ hits in September(Randy Winn-51; Jimmy Rollins-49). The 47 hits were the most by a ML rookie in September since1928, when Hall-of-Famer Chuck Klein had 50...With his 94 hits over the months of August and September, he became the first ML rookie with 94hits over a two-month span since Dale Miitchell in 1947 (103 in July-August). He was the first NLplayer with 94 hits in a two-month span since Dave Parker in 1978 (94 in August-September) andfirst ML player since Ichiro in 2004 (100 in August-September)...Hit safely in a career best 14 games, from August 23-September 6, to establish the longest hitstreak by a rookie this season. Bested Andrew McCutchen's 13 game streak from June 11-25.Batted .443 (27x61) over the streak and posted multiple hits in the last six...Tied a Marlins rookie record by scoring at least one run in nine consecutive games fromSeptember 1-10. Hanley Ramirez also had a nine-game streak from August 20-30, 2006...Posted first career multi-home run game on August 27 against the New York Mets...Tallied multi-hit efforts in eight straight games from August 1-9, marking a new club record.Became the first Major League rookie to post two or more hits in eight consecutive games sincethe Reds' Dan Driessen in 1973. Tallied a six-game streak from September 1-6 and became thefirst Major League rookie since Wally Joyner in 1986 to record two streaks of six or more gameswith multiple hits...Tied a season best with four hits August 9 at Philadelphia. Also had four hits on June 12 in Torontoand September 17 at Cincinnati...Hit .352 with runners in scoring position, fifth best in the NL and 11th in the Majors...Was the second-hardest player to double-up in the NL and fourth in the Majors, doing so onceevery 168.0 at-bats. Ichiro (639.0), Curtis Grandersonn (631.0) and Michael Bourn (606.0) werethe only ones higher...Led the NL in day batting (.376) and had the sixth-best average against righties (.323)...Hit first career leadoff home run July 17 against Philadelphia. Was the first leadoff home run bya Marlin since Hanley Ramirez did so on September 24, 2008 at Washington. Also led off August8 at Philadelphia and August 27 vs. New York games with home runs...Connected for his first career pinch-hit home run July 24 at Los Angeles...Connected for first Major League home run May 13 in Milwaukee off Braden Looper.
With double-A Carolina in 2008, ranked second in Southern League in stolen bases and fifth in runs, and was named to bothmidseason and postseason SL All-Star squads.
Earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors in 2007...Participated in 2007 Futures Game in San Francisco as a starter, going 0x1 with a walk.
In his first pro season, Chris hit .297 (30-for-101) with five doubles and 15 RBI in a combined 30 games with the Marlins Gulf Coast Rookie League squad and Single-A Jamestown.